ĠEMMA on Thursday 29th July held its third Webinar on scams and fraud. A third Webinar was organised to generate further awareness and understanding of scams and fraud given that, one may say, that 2021 has, so far, been the year of scams and fraud in Malta. For the past month not a week goes by without the newspapers or the Malta Police Force or supervisory entities do not issue a scam alert.
The panelists for this webinar were:
- Mr Mark Drago – Head of Financial Crime Compliance: HSBC Malta
- Sergeant Anthony Cassar – Cybercrime Unit, Malta Police Force
- Mr Adrian Vassallo – Chief Operating Officer : Maltapost plc
- David Spiteri Gingell – Team Leader, ĠEMMA, Ministry for Social Justice, the Family and Social Solidarity.
Mr Mario Cassar, the ĠEMMA in-house webinar moderator, introduced the session. Click here to download the presentation delivered by Mr Cassar.
The panelists discussed scams and frauds that are in vogue in 2021, the impact of such scams on the victims, that certain scams, such as the mule scam, even though a person is a victim s/he can be rendered as a perpetrator and subject to criminal proceedings, and much more. Click here to see the Webinar.
ĠEMMA and HSBC introduced also introduced the 5th issue of the ĠEMMA Little Black Book on scams and fraud. This is a joint collaboration between ĠEMMA and the HSBC Malta Foundation. In this issue of the ĠEMMA Little Black Book, the HSBC Malta Foundation presents 12 case studies of actual scams that took place in Malta. Click here to download this new Little Black Book on Scams and Fraud.